Visit the Hamlet forum, where you can post questions and answers, links, photos, and discuss elements of Shakespeare's play in greater detail.
Text and Study Guides
Analysis and Criticism
To introduce yourself to the basic elements and broad themes of Hamlet, these essays are very helpful:
For teachers and academics, I would suggest reading these articles on the subject to become acquainted with the more detailed and subtle elements of the study and teaching of Hamlet:
Hamlet and Imagery
Before delving into your own analysis of the many beautiful and vivid depictions of Hamlet by artists, I would recommend reading some professional academic analysis and criticism on the subject, particularly:
Hamlet has been the subject of thousands of portrayals by artists, some of the most interesting, important, and relevant are
Ophelia is a complex character that embodies a variety of symbolism and metaphors, for these reasons she has been the subject of countless artistic depictions by talented artists. For a close examination of these elements and meanings, I would suggest studying these paintings:
Hamlet on Stage
Hamlet on Film
Citing This Website
© All Rights Reserved.
All materials published on this site are for the sole purpose of
course-related, non-commercial, educational and academic use. No
materials may be published or reproduced for-profit.
Hamletguide.com is a not-for-profit website dedicated to offering
educational resources for students and academics.